The nominees for the ninety-fourth annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8. Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross revealed the list of contenders, which included a few surprises, good and bad. 

The Power of the Dog took the top spot with twelve nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Ironically, in the robust list of nominations for Best Picture, the dog had no power to crack the most significant category.

Noticeably missing from the list of nominees was Lady Gaga for her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci. Gaga led for most of the award season, including nominations for lead actress at the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTA Film Awards, all preliminaries for an Oscar nomination. In contrast, the only Academy Awards nomination House of Gucci received was for makeup and hairstyling. 

However, Dune received ten nominations, including for Best Picture, but failed to place in the acting and director categories. 

The Best Picture category features a whopping ten nominees, including three highly nominated films, Belfast and West Side Story, which both have seven nominations, and King Richard, which has six. 

Winners in twenty-three categories will receive statuettes at this year’s Academy Awards. The show has been pushed back to Sunday, March 27, and still does not have a confirmed host. Nonetheless, grab your favorite movie buffs, hors d’oeuvres, and your most fabulous dress for Hollywood’s biggest night. The Oscars air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. Check out the complete list of nominees below. 


BELFAST – Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas, Producers

CODA – Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers

DON’T LOOK UP – Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

DRIVE MY CAR – Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer

DUNE – Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, and Cale Boyter, Producers

KING RICHARD – Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers

LICORICE PIZZA – Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers

NIGHTMARE ALLEY – Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale, and Bradley Cooper, Producers

THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Roger Frappier, Producers

WEST SIDE STORY – Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers


Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)


Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)

Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Kristen Stewart (Spencer)


Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)

Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!)

Will Smith (King Richard)

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)


Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Judi Dench (Belfast)

Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)

Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)


Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)

Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)

J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)


Cruella (Jenny Beavan)

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran)

Dune (Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)


Belfast (Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather, and Niv Adiri)

Dune (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett)

No Time to Die (Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor)

The Power of the Dog (Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie, and Tara Webb)

West Side Story (Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy)


Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

Dune (Hans Zimmer)

Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)


CODA (Screenplay by Siân Heder)

Drive My Car (Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, TakamasaOe)

Dune (Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth)

The Lost Daughter (Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal)

The Power of the Dog (Written by Jane Campion).